A few months ago it was announced that Mark Gatiss, known for his role on Sherlock, was added to the cast of Game of Thrones, but up until now who he was playing was a mystery. Thanks to WinterIsComing.net who discovered that Gatiss’ CV online lists the name of the his Thrones character– Tycho Nestoris.
Games of Thrones‘ 4th season has found its Mace Tyrell, father of Maegaery and Loras Tyrell and the Lord of Highgarden, in actor Roger Ashton-Griffiths! Mace Tyrell will become a player in the plot surrounding Maegaery and Joffrey’s upcoming nuptials.
Ashton-Griffiths is best known for his roles in Gangs of New York, The Tudors, and Henry VIII: Mind of a Tyrant.
Kit Harington wants fans to know that season 4 of Game of Thrones will not disappoint! In a recent interview, he discusses the upcoming season, the path he wants Jon Snow to take, and the casting of the Red Viper. See excerpt below.
I’ve got great hopes for this season. I’ve read it and it’s fantastic,” he told us. “You’re going to love it. It’s my favorite so far.”
One major new character addition this season is bad boy Oberyn Martell, aka the Red Viper. It was announced last month that Chilean actor Pedro Pascal had nabbed the role, which sparked controversy among fans.
“Thrones” creator George R.R. Martin defended the decision; and Harington, too, fully has faith in the casting.
“I haven’t seen him in costume yet, but I have had dinner with him a couple of times. He’s a lovely man,” Harington explained. “He’s going to be brilliant. It’s an amazing character and quite the story line. You’re going to enjoy it. [Fans] won’t be disappointed, Pedro Pascal is the man for the job.”
While Harington was tight-lipped on what Jon Snow is going to be up to next year, he revealed where he would like his character to go.
“Well I do know where he goes…” Harington teased. “I’d like him to go and rescue Arya, but I don’t think he’s going to be able to. I’d like to see him collect Sansa, Arya, and Bran and just take them to the wall or something.”
Casting for season 4 has begun! Pedro Pascal, known for his roles on The Good Wife and Graceland, will play Oberyn Martell in the next season of Game of Thrones.
In the first major casting news for season 4 of “Game of Thrones,” HBO has cast “The Good Wife” actor Pedro Pascal to play Prince Oberyn Martell.
According to the books, the character is nicknamed “the Red Viper” and comes to Kings Landing seeking revenge for the death of his sister who was murdered by the Hound’s brother Gregor “The Mountain” Clegane.